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For a long time my life was simple and well-balanced.
I had an enjoyable and fulfilling career, taught yoga and pilates in my free time, and traveled to various parts of the world for adventure and fun.
Then, within the span of a few years I got married, had two VERY difficult pregnancies, became a homeowner, fulltime working mom, and a stressed out and unhealthy version of the person I used to be.
As moms we put so much pressure on ourselves. Our culture also dishes up three big ol’ heaping spoonfuls of:
- Stress – from trying to be the “perfect mom” when everyone has a different idea about how to make that happen.
- Overwhelm – from the constant to-do list of running a household and raising children.
- Pressure – to do ALL OF THIS while staying healthy, feeling happy and looking great.
It’s enough to make you unhealthy, unhappy and not a very pleasant person to be around. Think this might be you? Just ask your kids and your spouse…they’ll tell you 😉
For most of us, trying to be the perfect wife, mother, friend and employee isn’t working.
Instead we end up spread too thin and being mediocre versions of all of those things.
I finally started seeing a change when I stopped trying to live up to those EXTREME standards.
Practical Minimalism for Motherhood
Instead I began focusing on SIMPLICITY and BALANCE.
When I started to minimize and declutter my life, I began to find myself again.
I was astonished to discover that the “mom I had always hoped to be” was buried under all of the “stuff” that I thought I was supposed to have:
- Tons of toys for my kiddos
- A closet full of clothes
- A family schedule that had us running around like crazy people from one activity to the next
A Change for the Better
Instead, I found that when I focused on simplifying my life by:
- decluttering items we didn’t need or use
- cutting back on activities and unneccesary committments
- removing distraction in the form of media and relationships
I started seeing a positive impact on my health and happiness. I could focus more on having fun and being a mom instead of feeling like I always had something to clean, fold or put away.
The process has been a journey – and it continues to change as I learn and grow.
I created Simply-Well-Balanced in order to share those tips, strategies and tools with you.
As moms we have to find the easiest and most efficient way to make our health and happiness a priority. So, come on in – take a look around. I hope you find a way to make your life Simply-Well-Balanced.
Thank you for your interest in Simply-Well-Balanced.com!
Feel free to contact me with any questions you might have. I’ll do my best to get back with you as quickly as I can.
I look forward to hearing from you!
You can also email me at:
Lauren.simplywellbalanced (@) gmail . com